Thursday, June 16, 2011

Salesman's Samples

I thought you might like to see some neat things I picked up at an estate sale a while back.  These salesman's samples were what salesmen shopped around to the stores and clothing making establishments to show what was available every year.

First up is 100% wool felt in 33 glorious colors.  This folder is dated May of 1949.  The folder is linen-backed paper with a grommet hole for hanging up.  Click on picture to view full size.

Next is Silk Belting.  The folder is leather-pressed paper.  The belting came in widths from 5/8" up to 4-1/4", and beautiful colors!

Last up are some yummy velvets, which are, I believe, rayon.  The folder is shiny gold paper.